Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Chicago-area could see as much as 5 inches of snow by Monday night

    CHICAGO — Road crews are preparing for a winter storm that’s already covered the ground with a blanket of snow in the Chicago area and is expected d to dump as much as five inches of snow before it moves on. As the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory on Monday afternoon, the city of Chicago has deployed more than 200 snow plows across the city and the state’s transportation department is deploying another 400 snow plows […]

  • Sen. Durbin says he was in meeting where Trump made ‘hate-filled, vile, racist’ comments

    CHICAGO — President Trump’s comments referring to immigrant nations as “shithole countries” were a hot topic at Chicago’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith breakfast. Although the president tweeted this morning he did not use the language attributed to him, Senator Durbin told WGN’S Judy Wang those words were used by the president, more than once. The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish […]

  • Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe Haiti, African countries

    WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied using that language. Trump’s contemptuous description of an entire continent startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist. The White House did not […]

  • Precipitation has ended, but still some slick spots this morning

    CHICAGO — The wintry mix of freezing rain/drizzle along with sleet and snow has ended across the Chicago area this Monday morning, but temperatures hover close to the 32-degree mark, and pavement temperatures in many cases are still below freezing. As a result many slick spots remain, especially on untreated secondary roads, side streets, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways, so be very careful if out and about. Conditions are expected to gradually improve today with temperatures holding a few degrees […]

  • Chicago Greyhound passengers stranded for hours by East Coast storm

    CHICAGO — The East Coast winter storm is also impacting travel on Greyhound buses in Chicago. Greyhound says it is experiencing a bus driver shortage. As a result, passengers have been stuck in the bus terminal for hours. Some of them have been waiting to board a bus since 5 p.m. Thursday. Greyhound released a statement saying: “We are working to accommodate the large increase in ridership as many travelers are returning from the holiday season. However, we currently have […]

  • Chicago Bears head coach John Fox fired

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears officially parted ways with head coach John Fox Monday. Fox released the following statement: “Thank you to all the players, coaches, the city of Chicago and Bears fans everywhere, your passion for the game and this team is unmatched in the NFL. Today is the tough part of our results-oriented business but I wish the Bears organization the best for years to come.” Fox went 14 and 34 in three seasons in Chicago, and only […]

  • Dangerous cold in Chicago for 1st day of 2018

    CHICAGO — 2018 got off to a frigid start in Chicago. Most of the area is under a Wind Chill Advisory until noon Tuesday. The Wind Chill Advisory affects the following counties: Illinois – Cook, Will, Lake, DuPage, Kendall, Ogle, Grundy, Iroquois, DeKalb, McHenry, LaSalle, Kankakee and Lee. Indiana – Porter, Newton, Lake, Jasper and La Porte. Wisconsin – Kenosha, Racine and Walworth. The National Weather Service says to expect wind chills to range from -20 to -35, with the coldest through Monday […]

  • Boy, 15, delivering newspapers among those killed over violent Chicago weekend

    CHICAGO — Police believe a weekend shooting that killed a Chicago Lawn teenager was a case of mistaken identity. During a news conference at police headquarters on Monday, police officials said they have some promising leads in the killing of 15-year-old Brian Jasso, including video surveillance. But they would not elaborate. Jasso was delivering newspapers with his stepfather –a longtime Chicago Tribune delivery driver — on Sunday morning when he was shot in the head and killed. Police say a white […]

  • Woman killed after Union Pacific train strikes, drags car in Melrose Park

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — A woman was killed when a Union Pacific freight train hit and dragged a car near the Melrose Park Metra stop and police station. The accident happened just before 2 a.m. Friday at 19th Ave. and Main in Melrose Park. Firefighters say it appears the driver of the car went around the crossing gates before it was hit. The Union Pacific train hit the car, and dragged it four blocks to 15th and Railroad Ave. in […]

  • School District 308 facing $11M deficit, parents, students speak up at board meeting

    OSWEGO, Ill. — Some painful decisions face the school board that serves public schools in Oswego and surrounding communities. School District 308 faces a deficit as high as $11 million between now and the year 2023; and to close the gap, school officials may have to lay people off. The board met Monday evening. They heard suggestions from the community on what may take a hit. Over 100 people attended the meeting to defend school cuts in the face of […]